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I have been riding my trainer for a few weeks and have been sticking right around 15-17mph in the middle chain ring (I have a triple). However, I noticed that the trainer was starting to shred my back tire, so I backed the tension off, just enough so the tire would spin. So now, I just got done my workout for today and doubled my speed and cut my time in half! I alternated between my 3 hardest gears (on the big chain ring) and maintained a speed between 28-31mph for 15 miles. SO--did I do something wrong--or is this how trainers are suppose to work? It was a relatively easy workout and a lot less time consuming than it has been in the past........so I am stoked, yet worried I did something wrong.....<img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif">
 

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Would you be interested in being my trainer? Now that's results!<br><br>
How many tension settings does your trainer have? What is it set to?
 

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its a fluid trainer--so you just turn the wheel to set the tension (right?)--and it shouldnt rub your tire enough to shred it, right?
 

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I have a CycleOps Mag, and I turn the knob till the flywheel touches the tire, then give it about 2 good turns. There will be definite contact between the flywheel and the tire: there will be no slippage between the two when riding unless I make a serious crank on the pedals, then I'll hear a sqeak, but normally, no slippage.<br><br>
Certain types of tires will wear faster than others. I'm lucky in that my tires hold up pretty well on the trainer. Keep making tweaks till you notice the effort when pedalling.
 

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My KK Fluid is the same. Turn the knob until contact and then 2 more turns. No tire shreds here. Make sure the tires are pumped before getting on the trainer.
 

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HOBEY--ok--thats what I have the KK fluid--so I guess I need to turn my knob a couple more times (basically back to where it was before). I have the stock tires on the bike (so I am sure they arent the best quality--i.e some shredding).<br><br>
Thanks MIKEY for your input as well..<br><br>
so the bottom line is: my workout wasnt as great as I thought it was--bummer...oh well....next time....<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I once hopped on the trainer and couldn't for the life of me figure out why pedaling felt so easy, even in my hardest gears. After about 2 minutes, I figured out that I forgot to tighten the flywheel down to contact my tire. Nothing like freewheeling to make you think you're fast.
 

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Mikey is the name of my Bikey. Just sharin'<br><br>
He got the PRIMO spot on the rack!<br><br><img alt="" src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/soeur/rockstarparking.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Mikey's Bikey (Anastasia) ~<br><br><img alt="" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2320/2330435098_cf55d597fb.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Anastasia's HAWT..Just sayin' <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
PS: Don't tell Bellatrix....<img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif">
 
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